Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS) is a program of Cascadia’s Older Adult Outpatient Services.
The program aims to promote the emotional well-being of seniors through peer counseling and social engagement. To create discussion amongst various subjects like “Conversations on Aging”, weekly group support meetings provide emotional support, unconditional listening, and sharing of experiences at no cost to the participants.
To access Cascadia’s VIEWS services including scheduling a “Conversations on Aging” presentation at your facility, to volunteer, or for more information about the program please contact VIEWS Program Manager: 503-261-6181 or email us.
Peer Support Groups are intimate and closed groups that review a range of subjects. Peer Support Groups help participants develop connections with one another:
- Peer Support Groups happen weekly at same location
- 5-8 participants with screened participants*
- Meetings are confidential and occur in a safe and supportive environment where members can talk about life’s challenges, changes, losses and successes.
- Sessions facilitated by trained senior peer counseling VIEWS volunteers that are older adults (age 55+)
*Prospective members are interviewed to ensure a good dynamic to the intimate group and are asked to make a weekly attendance commitment to the support groups.
Conversations on Aging is an outlet where older adults come together and discuss their feelings and experiences relative to specific topics about aging. VIEWS’ Conversation on Aging discussion groups are:
- A place where participants have an opportunity to talk about their feelings can be heard by others.
- Meetings are held in a private room and discussions are confidential
- Sessions facilitated by trained senior peer counseling VIEWS volunteers that are older adults (age 55+).
- 90 minute sessions and are most effective for groups of 5-10 participants. Upcoming Conversations on Aging groups are hosted at various venues and are advertised monthly in local and senior-focused publications.
*If you are unable to travel, an individual peer counselor may be available to come to your home.
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August 9, 2017
1:30 pm: New Wisdom, Life Lessons, a VIEWS Conversation on Aging
August 9, 2017 –
1:30 – 3:00 at Westmoreland U Manor, 6404 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, Or 97202.
Join other older adults for a Conversation on Aging on New Wisdom, Life Lessons. Along with the challenges that frequently accompany the aging process, increasing wisdom is an outcome as well. Join us for a Conversation about the wisdom you have developed over the years, and share with the others what you have learned “the hard way”. Talk with your peers about the lessons you’ve learned in your lifetime and the legacy of wisdom you might like to pass on.
Please call the Westmoreland U Manor at 708-215-1379 for free registration.
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August 15, 2017
10:30 am: Who I Am Now? A VIEWS Conversation on Aging
August 15, 2017 –
10:30 – Noon at Multicultural Senior Ctr, 5325 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Or 97211.
Join other older adults for a Conversation on Aging on Who Am I Now? Offered by the non-profit organization VIEWS. Our roles and responsibilities change throughout life, as we take on new roles and give up others. What opportunities do you have now, that you've not had before? What surprises you about being this age? Explore and share the roles that you've had over your lifetime and who you are now.
Please call the Multicultural Senior Ctr at 503-988-3558 for free registration.
1:00 pm: Engaging with Adult Children, a VIEWS Conversation on Aging
August 15, 2017 –
1:00 – 2:30 at Salvation Army Rose Center, 211 NE 18th Ave, Portland, Or 97232.
Join other older adults for a Conversation on Engaging with Adult Children, offered by the non-profit organization VIEWS. Relationships with children change as we age. Examine current problems and foster greater understanding between generations. Talk about some of your concerns. Come see how helpful a discussion with peers can be.
Please call the Salvation Army Rose Center at 503-239-1221 for free registration.
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